The Lord of the Fleas
The original neoconservatives, neoliberals and liberal hawks criticized liberals, leftists and defeatists for parasitic negativism -- for sneering at the USA, capitalism and the military while living off of it, like fleas irritating their host while sucking away. The claim was that privileged radical chic critics had no positive proposals but only criticisms of the necessary imperfections of the people who actually got things done.
Fleas have lesser fleas upon their backs to bite them, and the neo * critique is a parody of itself when the critics' critics become focused on the the critique of criticism and neglect to make positive proposals.
Ezra Klein presents "a challenge to these hawks to say what they think, not merely what they think about what others think."
I have long considered neoconservatives to be parasites' parasites, but I didn't have a blog (this is first in a series of how I suffered in the decades I lived without blogger boo hoo).
So I have a question. Who is the lord of the fleas ?
Michael Kinsley (I love him but when was the last time he got around to actually stating an opinion after mocking the hypocrisy and idiocy of others)
No need ask if anyone has noticed that the lesser fleas have still lesser fleas
And so ad infinitum in comments ?
update: Come on. go over to my daily kos diary to break the tie between Podhoretz and Lieberman
Update: Glenn Greenwald votes for both.